Tuesday, 17 January 2017

White with One - January challenge

January brings a renewed enthusiasm for everything!!
...and so I'm continuing my enthusiasm for the

I've subscribed to The Resin Rainbow so I'm looking forward to a colour coordinated pack arriving each month - super easy to have matching embellishments... hooray!

and Princess Pink too...

So off I went to pick out some pink things...

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Just because it's a school photo, doesn't mean it can't be a PINK page!!
If you follow my blog you'll know I have too many school photos to catch up with - by the way, neither of our daughters is much of a PINK fan, so this is a little fun for me!!

Thank you for visiting,
Alison xx

Kraft Plus - January challenge - On your bike!!

2017... here we go,

The Kraft challenge for January is 


and this is the Inspiration board

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So I picked a sheet of Kraft and off I went to find my Imaginarium Designs BIKE,

Have a Bike...

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Do you procrastinate about all of the school photos?
I know there is years to catch up on, for me... minus this one - hooray!!

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Such a cute bike from Imaginarium Designs...

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A Black and White chevron from Charms Creations -
Cog with rust paint from Imaginarium Designs...

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and finished with a little brown butterfly from Kelly-ann Oosterbeek...

Did you have a go of the Kraft Plus challenge this month?
Thanks for visiting, Alison x

More than Words - January 2017

Hello again and I'm looking forward to the new year!!

has a great inspiration picture and lovely colours,
so I had a go...

always a good reason to Celebrate,
and we always need a little Bling!!

So I thought I'd do a journal page... grabbed my Kaisercraft Kraft journal, and tore & adhered a sheet of watercolour paper, scribbled CELEBRATE all over the page, some big, some small, then started adding some colour!

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I had a LOVEART piece of Imaginarium Chipboard which I used as a stencil all the way down the left hand side of the page.

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Added some BLING ie seed and micro beads and sequins and then adhered the chipboard and included the ART... that's what I'm celebrating!!
Thanks for visiting,
Alison xx

Happy Little Stampers - January challenge

Hello 2017
A new Day,
A new month,
A new Year
sounds like a great time to participate in,
A new challenge!!
Well it is a NEW one for me?


They have a few different challenges each month to participate in - 
I've chosen the 
with a twist for January.

This is the link
Happy Little Stampers

and, here is the card I created for the challenge..

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I was experimenting with Beck Beattie's COLOR CRUSH (yes, spelt correctly) POWDERS - I so love the colours, just beautiful -
I dipped a piece of watercolour paper in and let it dry naturally - before inking the edge, twisting a piece of twine around the bottom - stamped a bee and adhered the zipper pull for a body, sponged through the spotty stencil - inked a sentiment in black and it's ready to go!!

Thank you for visiting,
Alison xx 

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Friday the 13th... a lucky day with Alison Bevis

My first blog post for 
Imaginarium Designs
and I've enjoyed gathering some lovely chipboard designs 
and creating some projects..

I love to give handmade cards, 
so naturally I enjoy putting them together too!!

'You are Lovely' card

I had some pretty papers leftover from a couple of projects so decided to make a set of 3 cards to add to my stash so they are ready to go if I need one quickly!

The Oval Swirly Frame has simply been inked - the Leafy Flouirsh has been covered with a coat of Crackle Paint, when it had dried and crackled a little adhesive was added randomly and sprinkled with some 'Prills' and micro beads. 

 Oval Swirly Edge

'Blessed' card

I've cut a patterned paper to cover the card front, a paper doiley and a little fussy cutting, adding a couple of flowers finishes the card. 

Another 'Leafy Flourish' with a coat of Crackle Paint and while it was drying I sprinkled over some glass micro beads - they add a soft texture that is interesting.

'Melody of my Soul' card

I like to line the envelopes with a little scrap of patterned paper, it's a nice touch?

The 3rd Leafy Flourish was first inked with a Copper ink, then a little Liquid Pearls randomly added before a little spritz of shimmer and left to dry, before adhering for the little bird to sit on.

The three cards make a lovely set or each as a nice Thank you, Birthday, or just Hello card for someone.

I also looked at these 'Thistles'


and imagined our niece sitting in a field of wildflowers

'Precious Grin'

I started by stamping some twigs and leaves towards the bottom of the white cardstock, added some misting - and the title

The Thistles were misted then a pinch of 'Flower Soft'

You know those flowers with long wires? They are easy to twist into a leaf shape - have you done this before?

How beautiful are the Dragonflies wings!! I've swiped some ink across and the body has a coat of glossy accents - simple!

And some of you might be getting children ready to start back at school, or maybe they already are  or perhaps you are like me and have 30 years, over 3 children to catch up on!! 
However I still procrastinate as this is our niece! 

'School photo' layout Tutorial

I used the width of my ruler to make a border on a piece of A4 gloss card

I then used the chipboard 'scraps' to make a border - 

I sprayed the frame with gesso - 

Then misted with a few different Green and Yellow
shades to give a little colour - 

When it had dried a rubbed the surface over with a Green ink pad - 

Then added a bunch of colour co-ordinated embellishments to fill in the gaps - 

Little brads, seed beads, tags and a title of SMILE..

It's quite a long post so, 
you get a gold star for making to the end - Thank you!!
Be sure to check the blog for more inspiration,
Alison xx

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Sunday, 8 January 2017

Imaginarium Designs DT Announcement

                Hello 2017 ... 

         a new Creative Team!!

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Hello and welcome to 2017 ... what an incredible year we have in-store for you - lots of amazing new designs coming ... some new and exciting products AND a new and inspiring Creative Team!

So the 2017 Creative Team has two new arrivals ....

Please welcome Alison Bevis & Kelly Ann Oosterbeek


Plus some of the super talented team for 2016 are creating for us again!


And Natalie is back as your DT Co-Ordinator for the 7th year in a row!

Happy New Year to you all!

It's going to be a fabulous year and I'm looking forward to creating with beautiful chipboard pieces and hopefully inspiring you to create too!!
Alison xx